Food & Drink

Where to Get the 10 Best Cookies in Miami

Published On 02/18/2015 Published On 02/18/2015

There was a wise blue Muppet who once spoke for all of us when he said, “Me love cookie.” And if he’d ever opted for a guys weekend in Miami with Bert, Ernie, and Mr. Snuffleupagus, he’d have probably skipped the pool parties and strip clubs and just hit up one of these 10 spots for cookies so good none would get stuck in his fur.
 

BIG PINK

Big Pink

SoFi
What you're getting: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
We’d tell you to never try and eat one of these cookies-the-size-of-your-head alone, but if you’re eating at Big Pink during the hours that one usually eats at Big Pink, counting calories isn’t exactly in the top 10 on your priority list. So if you’re not going for one of these burgers, get this longtime SoFi dessert staple, equivalent to about five that you’d get at Starbucks.

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Insomnia Cookies

South Beach
What you're getting: Mint Chocolate Cookie
Not only does this fudge cookie with bright green mint chips in it recreate your favorite flavor of ice cream in a cookie, you can actually get ice cream between two of them, and have it delivered to your house until 3am.

SAKAYA KITCHEN

Sakaya Kitchen

Midtown
What you're getting: "K’Dunk"
Though most Miamians are as allergic to the words “get there early” as Rick Ross is allergic to broke, that’s about the only way to get one of these fresh-baked babies filled with chocolate, white chocolate, and peanut butter-filled pretzels. The secret’s out and if you go in after the lunch rush there’s no guarantee you’ll get one.

Limited Edition

Limited Edition Caffé & Vino Buono

Little River
What you're getting: Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Food bloggers and others on social media like to say these double chocolate cookies at the café in Miami Ironside are so good they must have crack in them. Then again, given Ironside’s proximity to some other parts of the city, they might not be too off base.

FATGIRL HEDONIST

Delices de France

Palmetto Bay
What you're getting: Linzes Cookies
Palmetto Bay might seem like a long trek down US-1 to go for a cookie, but it’s Miami, so don’t act like you’ve got anything like “normal working hours” that’d keep you from making the trip for these jam-filled pastries that none other than the Fatgirl Hedonist herself proclaims as the best in the world.

Blackbrick

Blackbrick

Midtown
What you're getting: Wife Hale’s Fortune Cookies
Though not your typical San Fran-manufactured Chinese dessert, which tells you “something very interesting might happen to you” and that your lucky number is 12, these waffle-pressed fortune cookies go perfectly with Azucar almond ice cream after a big Chinese meal, plus they give you much more realistic fortunes.

EL'EAT

El'eat Restaurant and Lounge

North Miami
What you're getting: Chocolate chip cookies
Don’t let the opulent chandelier-draped décor of this North Miami eatery fool you: the best thing they make here are good, old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies, a recipe from Chef Will Biscoe brought from the once-legendary cookie kitchen at Biscayne Tavern.

GILBERT'S

Gilbert's 17th Street Grill

Ft. Lauderdale
What you're getting: Rocky Road Cookie
If you want to enjoy the full Gilbert’s experience, you need to give up the idea of anything being “healthy” as soon as you walk through the door. And the best way to finish off one of South Florida’s best burgers is with this chocolate chip behemoth topped with salt, marshmallows and candied walnuts.

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Ladurée

South Beach
What you're getting: Macaroons
Once you get past the chain-smoking and general disregard for manners, the French are pretty likable, especially when, like this bakery on Lincoln Rd, they're turning out these cookies that were created in Paris in 1862.

PRIME 112

Prime 112

SoFi
What you're getting: Fried Oreos
One has to think that if these weren’t so tasty you’d actually be done with your meal at Prime 112 in a normal amount of time and people with 9pm reservations could sit down before 10pm.

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1. The Big Pink 157 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

The Big Pink's a family-style restaurant that plates just about every form of comfort food you can imagine, from waffles and pizza to the famous Big Pink TV Dinner. There's also a large number of flatscreen TVs lining the walls, allowing you to catch up on sports while you down your chow.

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2. Insomnia Cookies 1227 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Insomnia Cookies will not only bring fresh-baked cookies to your door right up until 3am, if you can manage to make it into their Washington Ave store, they’ll make you a custom cookie ice cream sandwich with one of their seven flavors of ice cream and nine kinds of cookies which is, like, way too many combinations to figure out at 3am.

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3. Sakaya Kitchen 3400 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown)

A hip, colorful little counter service spot with bistro tables and an open kitchen crafting a menu of pan-Asian dishes, Sakaya's from a chef whose tutelage at NYC's famed Vong inspired him to travel the streets of Southeast Asia in search of unique cookin

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4. Limited Edition Caffé & Vino Buono 7580 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33138

Food bloggers and others on social media like to say the double chocolate cookies at this café in Miami Ironside are so good they must have crack in them. Then again, given Ironside’s proximity to some other parts of the city, they might not be too off base.

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5. Delices De France 14453 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33161

Palmetto Bay might seem like a long trek down US-1 to go for a cookie, but it’s Miami, so don’t act like you’ve got anything like “normal working hours” that’d keep you from making the trip for the amazing jam-filled pastries.

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6. Blackbrick 3451 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown)

Blackbrick pust a Floridian twist on Chinese with stuff like General Tso’s Florida Gator and Swank farms eggplant with Oyster sauce.

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7. El'eat Restaurant and Lounge 3207 NE 163rd St, North Miami, FL 33160 (North Miami)

With a massive selection of Funky Buddha and other local craft beers, El'Eat in North Miami serves up killer Danish eats like meatballs w/ caramelized onions, mushroom gravy & Gruyere

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8. Gilbert's 17th Street Grill 1821 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Fort Lauderdale)

Tucked in the Harbor Shops at Fort Lauderdale, this family-owned burger joint has been serving quality comfort food for over 10 years. It’s home cooking at its finest: the key lime pie, made fresh daily from an old family recipe, comes with a gratuitous dollop of whipped cream; clocking in at 8oz, the “CAB” Burger (Certified Angus Beef) is sure to satiate any cravings. There’s a casual, diner-meets-cafeteria vibe to the place (think hanging lantern-like lamps; upholstered banquette seating, two top tables clustered throughout), making it both group- and kid-friendly.

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9. Prime 112 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Located in the historic Browns Hotel, this chef-driven boutique steakhouse offers an innovative menu in a high-energy, sophisticated environment. There’s no better place in Miami to people-watch as celebrities chow down on dry-aged steaks and truffle-sprinkled sides, but you may have to do it for a while, as Prime 112 in SoFi promises notoriously long waits.

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